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Brussels Airport (BRU)

Brussels Airport (IATA: BRU, ICAO: EBBR) (also called Brussel-Nationaal / Bruxelles-National (Brussels-National) or Zaventem) is an international airport 6.5 NM (12.0 km; 7.5 mi) northeast of Brussels, the capital of Belgium. In 2015, more than 23 million passengers arrived or departed at Brussels Airport, making it the 21st busiest airport in Europe. It is located partially in Zaventem, partially in the Diegem area of Machelen, and partially in Steenokkerzeel, in the Flemish Region of Belgium. It is home to around 260 companies, together directly employing 20,000 people and serves as the home base for Brussels Airlines, TUIfly Belgium and Thomas Cook Airlines Belgium.

Brussels Airlines introduces rapid Covid-19 tests on some flights

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At Brussels Airlines, there was a first test flight with rapid coronavirus tests on Friday 20 November. Passengers and crew on flight SN3157 leaving Brussels...

Brussels Airport Mediator disapproves TUI fly Belgium’s touch-and-go landings at Brussels Airport

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The Belgian federal government mediation service for Brussels Airport isn't very happy with a series of touch-and-go landings TUI fly Belgium performed. Yesterday between...

Cathay Pacific axes Brussels and six other loss-making intercontinental destinations

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Last month, Cathay Pacific announced a corporate restructuring in response to the continued impact of the coronavirus on the aviation market. The airline closed...

Severely burned Romanian doctor taken to Queen Astrid Military Hospital, Belgium

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Last Saturday, 14 November, a deadly fire broke out at the intensive care unit of a hospital in Piatra Neamt, Romania. Ten COVID-19 patients,...

TUI fly relaunches flights from Morocco to France and Belgium

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After 7 months of inactivity, TUI fly received authorisation from the Moroccan government to operate a flight programme to France and Belgium between 12...

ANA increases frequency to daily on the Tokyo Narita – Brussels route, but for freight only

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Since 11 November, ANA All Nippon Airways resumed daily flights by Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner between Tokyo Narita and Brussels Airport, as reported in our...

Some 312,000 passengers at Brussels Airport in October (-87%)

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Constantly increasing freight volumes 312,556 passengers passed through Brussels Airport in October, barely 13% of the number of passengers in October 2019. This is a...

Transavia cancels planned route between Brussels and Innsbruck, TUI fly cancels Innsbruck flights from Antwerp until February

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Transavia intended to launch a new route from Innsbruck and its first one to Brussels Airport on 17 December 2020, with 2 flights per...

TUI fly Belgium extends the suspension of its operations from Belgian regional airports (except Charleroi)

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TUI fly Belgium had previously decided to suspend its operations from the airports of Liège, Ostend and Antwerp between 9 November and 17 December...

A special flight for TUI fly Belgium’s Boeing 787-8 between Belgium and El Salvador

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After a difficult trip to the Canary Islands yesterday, a special flight (TB9440) for TUI fly Belgium's Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner registered OO-JDL as this...
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Finnair cancels Brussels-Kittilä route before it starts

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In March 2020, Finnair proudly announced it would launch a new route from Brussels Airport to Kittilä, a Finnish town north of the Arctic...

Brussels Airport ombudsman denounces “regrettable corona incidents” at the airport

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The long queues over the last three weekends in the departure hall of Brussels Airport have not gone unnoticed by Philippe Touwaide, the Federal...

Queues at Brussels Airport’s security checkpoint on Saturday morning?

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Autumn holidays are traditionally a busy period for Brussels Airport, resulting in long queues before the airport's security checkpoint. Last weekend, Belgian press reported...

Compagnie Africaine d’Aviation mulls flights from Kinshasa to Brussels

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Compagnie Africaine d'Aviation (CAA), a regional airline of the Democratic Republic of Congo based at N'Djili airport in Kinshasa, intends to shortly add its...

Emirates SkyCargo marks key freighter anniversaries, including its Boeing 777F Brussels service

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Emirates SkyCargo has recently crossed key milestones in its global freighter operations. The cargo division of Emirates recently completed 10 years of operating dedicated...

THE LOFT by Brussels Airlines and Lexus at Brussels Airport named “Europe’s Leading Airline Lounge” for second consecutive time

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For the second consecutive year, THE LOFT by Brussels Airlines and Lexus at Brussels Airport has been named “Europe’s Leading Airline Lounge” at the...

Air Transat to resume flights to Brussels and Amsterdam in 2021

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Canadian airline Air Transat expects to return to Brussels Airport and Amsterdam Schiphol in 2021, albeit with a reduced timetable, the airline disclosed on...

Belgian State has to pay millions to residents in the vicinity of Runway 01/19 of Brussels Airport

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On 22 October, the Brussels Court of Appeal has ruled in favour of more than 300 residents living in the so-called Oostrand, the vicinity...

ANA resumes passenger flights to Brussels in December

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All Nippon Airways (ANA) has announced its plan to operate 8 direct flights between Tokyo (Narita) and Brussels during the year-end period (December 17,...

Brussels Airport welcomed a special cargo: 500 fluffy Alpacas

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Friday, Brussels Airport welcomed 500 alpacas at its animal care and inspection centre! They embarked on an Ethiopian Cargo Boeing 777F at Santiago de...

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